Bentley plans to launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2025 and has begun research and development,media reported recently. The new car is positioned in the flagship sedan, or as an indirect successor to Musan. Adrian Hallmark, Bentley’s chief executive, said: “Bentley’s first electric car may be similar in size to Jaguar I-Pace, but it is even more extreme on every basis to prove its top-of-the-line positioning. “
The all-electric vehicle has a range of about 560km and is likely to have a solid-state battery. Bentley’s Volkswagen Group has invested $100 million in QuantumScape, the U.S. leader in solid-state battery development, and the capability of all-electric vehicles will change qualitatively once future battery technology is made.